Inside Facebook and Twitter’s secret meetings with Trump aides and conservative leaders who say tech is biased

Twitter and Facebook are scrambling to assuage conservative leaders who have sounded alarms — and sought to rile voters — with accusations that the country’s tech giants are censoring right-leaning posts, tweets and news. From… Read More

Trump’s Treasury Department plans limits on Chinese investment in US technology firms

The U.S. Treasury Department is crafting rules that would block firms with at least 25 percent Chinese ownership from buying U.S. companies involved in “industrially significant technology,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Citing… Read More

MPs call for police to investigate Arron Banks’ links to Russia | Politics | The Guardian

MPs are calling for the police and parliament to investigate the links between the millionaire #Brexit donor Arron Banks and the Russian government, after it emerged that he met the Kremlin’s ambassador to the UK… Read More

Mueller has gotten witnesses to turn over their phones so his team can access encrypted messages: report

Special counsel Robert Mueller has successfully gotten multiple witnesses in his probe to turn over their phones so that he and his team can have access to messages that they sent and received over encrypted… Read More

Paul Manafort tried to hide from the feds using encrypted WhatsApp—but he forgot about iCloud — Quartz

Special counsel Robert Mueller has accused Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort of witness tampering. Manafort allegedly tried to hide his communications with potential witnesses using the encrypted messaging apps WhatsApp and Telegram, but… Read More

Facebook’s data sharing with Chinese companies concerns Washington

Mark Zuckerberg survived questions about Russia’s election-meddling largely unscathed. But the N.Y. Times’ revelation that Facebook knowingly granted four Chinese electronics companies (including Huawei, which U.S. intelligence officials see as a potential national security threat)… Read More